In the Shadow of the Moon (book)

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In The Shadow of the Moon
Front cover of the US first hardcover edition of In The Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility.
Author Francis French
Colin Burgess
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science
Publisher University of Nebraska Press
Publication date
September 2007
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 448 pp (hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-8032-1128-5 (hardcover edition)
OCLC 77520721
629.45/4 22
LC Class TL789.8.U6 A5337 2007
Preceded by Into That Silent Sea

In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility is a 2007 non-fiction book by space historians Francis French and Colin Burgess. Drawing on a number of original personal interviews with astronauts, cosmonauts and those who worked closely with them, the book chronicles the American and Soviet programs from 1965 onwards, through the Gemini, Soyuz and early Apollo flights, up to the first landing on the moon by Apollo 11.

The book is the second volume in the Outward Odyssey spaceflight history series by the University of Nebraska Press.

Although the book shares its name with a documentary, and both include many original interviews with Apollo lunar astronauts, it is neither a source of, nor a tie-in to, the documentary.

The book was named as a finalist for the 2007 Eugene M. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature given by the American Astronautical Society, and named as "2009 Outstanding Academic Title" by Choice magazine.

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